London Consolidate on top of the rankings

182131_361050597296498_1517972939_n-e1344174985834London Business School’s first place in the Global MBA trophy means that they consolidate their place at the top of the MBA Sailing rankings, with their lead growing to 8 points over INSEAD.

Second Place in  Athens’ Kellogg/WHU climb 3 places in the rankings to 8th. 3rd place INSEAD remain at second, while AUEB re- enter the rankings at 24th.

Bocconi, who missed the Athens regatta this year, while winning in 2012, slip one place to 4th while Cranfield rise to third. Continue reading “London Consolidate on top of the rankings”

LBS Young Guns win in Lanzarote

556533_457670474298348_2059683902_nLondon Business School entered five teams in the MBA Winter Regatta, held at Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote on 1 & 2 February, and one of them came out on top.   The Regatta was sailed in a fleet of J80 Sportsboats, crewed by 3 or 4 persons each. The “LBS Red” team, helmed by Nikolaas Van Der Loock won four out of the eight races and came second in the other four. Theirs was the youngest crew in the fleet, with two out of the four on the boat aged in their early twenties as students on LBS’s postgraduate “Masters in Management” course.  Cranfield’s crew, helmed by Jeremy Renwick came second, with two first places, and the podium was rounded out by Rob Cotterill’s “LBS White” team, with one first place.  The remaining race was won by “LBS Black”, helmed by Tony Ellingham.  There were nine boats in all, with crews from Warwick, Rotterdam and IE as well as those from LBS and Cranfield.

The MBA Winter Regatta is not yet part of the MBA Sailing League Continue reading “LBS Young Guns win in Lanzarote”

London Business School Win the 2012 MBA Sailing League

London Business School, despite only managing 11th place in the Rolex MBAs Cup Regatta were only 2 places behind their main rivals, INSEAD, and so retained the lead in the 2012 MBA Sailing League to win the title for the second time.

INSEAD, with 9th place in the Bocconi regatta came second, while Bocconi, who were second in Santa Margharita came third.  Fourth and fifth places were claimed by Cranfield and Rotterdam – both with good showings in Italy. Continue reading “London Business School Win the 2012 MBA Sailing League”

London take over the top of the 2012 League

London Business School’s 3rd place in the Cranfield Regatta, along with their first place at the ABC and 5th in Athens means that they lead the 2012 MBA sailing league with two events still to come.  Insead drop from joint first to second, with their sixth place at Cranfield.

The 2012 league is made up of five events: the Global MBA Trophy, The ABC, The Cranfield Regatta, the RSM Regatta and the Rolex MBA’s Cup.

Cranfield winners Leeds and second place Cranfield take up 3rd and 4th spots in the league respectively, while Bocconi climb to 5th.

School LBS GMT Athens ABC La Trinite Sur Mer Cranfield TOTAL Position Number of Regattas change
LBS 5 1 3 9 1 3 =
Insead 3 3 6 12 2 3 -1
Leeds 7 14 1 22 3 1 +10
Cranfield 7 14 2 23 4 1 +9
Bocconi 1 13 9 23 5 3 +4 Continue reading “London take over the top of the 2012 League”

Insead hold onto top spot in the rankings

Insead’s 6th place at the Cranfield Regatta was enough for them to hold onto the number 1 position in the MBA sailing rankings.  They are three points ahead of London Business School, whose 3rd place on the Solent brings them above Bocconi into second. Warwick and Leeds round out the top five, climbing as MIP Milano and Manchester drop out.

The MBA Sailing Rankings are based on the past rolling 12 months of MBA sailing, so are currently made up of the 2011 Rolex MBA’s cup, the 2012 Global MBA Trophy, 2012 ABC and 2012 Cranfield regatta.

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Leeds Win the 2012 Cranfield Regatta

Leeds Business School won the 21st Cranfield Regatta on 6th- 8th July.  The Leeds team were level on points with the “Cranfield 2” boat, but won on countback after winning the final race of the regatta.  This was Leeds ‘s first showing at the top of the MBA fleet, having come 9th in 2011. Cranfield matched their 2nd place from 2011, missing by the thinnest of margins the chance to win their own regatta.

Both the leading teams were skippered by paid “Sunsail” skippers, provided by the organisers. The first crew home with a skipper from the business school were London Businesss School, in third.  The top five were rounded out by “Cranfield 4” and a crew from Hong Kong Business School in 5th.  Top ranked Insead came 6th.

The Regatta is sailed on matched 42 ft Beneteau F40s, in the Solent, off the south coast of England. The weather was wet.


Insead stay top of the rankings

INSEAD’s   third place at the Global MBA trophy in Piraeus consolidates their position at the top of the MBA Sailing rankings as we begin the 2012 season.  Indeed, as they came 4th in 2011, it makes their score one point less than at the end of 2011.

Bocconi and LBS are lying second and third respectively with 22 and 23 points, while Manchester and Cranfield benefit from the smaller number of qualifying boats in Greece and move up to 4th and 6th respectively at the expense of MIP Milano and Warwick who drop to 5th and 7th respectively. Only the 6 boats in the “A” division at Athens could qualify for the trophy, and so only those boats competing in the A division could gain points for the league.


Other big movers are Wharton, Chicago and HEC/Trium who missed Athens this year and so drop 4, 10 and 7 places respectively.

School ABC Venice Cranfield Solent Bocconi Sta Margharita LBS GMT Athens Total Number of Regattas Position Change
Insead 3 1 7 3 14 4 1  =
Bocconi 13 3 5 1 22 3 2  =
LBS 1 4 13 5 23 4 3  =
Manchester 13 7 11 7 38 2 4  +2
MIP Milano 7 12 20 2 41 3 5  -1  Continue reading “Insead stay top of the rankings”